MXGP heads into Latvia this weekend for the seventh round of the series and the second sand track in succession.
Gajser had what was described as ‘one of his best victories’ here in 2016. After winning the first race he crashed and had to fight back from 23rd to fourth position, which in the end was enough for him to take the overall victory. This was also where he took the lead of the world championship away from Febvre with only one point separating the two.
Even with Russia on the calendar this year, this is something of a home race for Bobryshev as many fans make the journey over, to cheer on their local hero. Last year Bobby made a ‘gutsy’ ride to sixth place after a painful crash in qualifying lef the Russian uncertain as to whether he would even compete
Kegums is located 50km southeast of Riga on the banks of the Daugava River, which flows to the southern tip of Latvia and then across the border into Belarus.
The MXGP qualifying race starts at 17h10 on Saturday 6th May.